Workplace Investigations

A prompt and impartial workplace investigation can be the best tool for an employer to not only defend against legal claims, but also to understand the workplace culture and take effective remedial action to ensure the culture is a positive and productive one.

At Weintraub Tobin, the attorney-investigators have years of experience in employment law and take pride in providing top-notch independent investigations for both private companies and public agencies.  Our attorney-investigators have conducted hundreds of investigations into various workplace issues, including:

  • Harassment
  • Discrimination
  • Retaliation and Whistleblowing
  • Theft and Embezzlement
  • Violence
  • Code of Conduct and Ethics Violations
  • Public Contract Violations

Our attorneys are charter and sustaining members of the Association of Workplace Investigators (“AWI”), the first association of its kind to set standards and best practices for workplace investigations. In addition to conducting independent investigations, the attorney-investigators at Weintraub Tobin also conduct in-depth training programs to train attorneys and human resource professionals on how to conduct legally effective workplace investigations and serves as an expert witness in state and federal employment lawsuits on the subject of workplace investigations.

We go to great lengths to investigate workplace matters in prompt, impartial, and confidential manner, treating everyone involved with respect and dignity.  Because we are a full-service law firm, our attorney-investigators have the necessary resources to conduct timely, top-notch investigations and provide well-written and useful investigation reports.

Testimonials

 Thank you for providing such a thorough and informative training. Our audience ranged from experienced to novice investigators and everyone left with a deeper understanding of the guiding principles of conducting workplace investigations. You provided levity and authority that help lend to a very engrossing interactive training style.

 
 
Internal Workplace Investigations; A Practical Guide to Employee Internal Investigation Legal Issues

On Tuesday, February 4, Weintraub attorney Shauna N. Correia will speak at a National Business Institute (NBI) seminar titled A Practical Guide to Employee Internal Investigation Legal Issues. Program Description: Internal investigations of employee misconduct are useful tools –

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14 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named to Best of the Bar 2019

  SACRAMENTO, California  – Weintraub Tobin congratulates its 14 attorneys who have been included in Sacramento Business Journal’s Best of the Bar 2019. Attorneys selected to the 2019 Best of the Bar list include Gary L.

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Lizbeth West Joins Hope Cooperative Board of Directors

Weintraub is pleased to announce that Lizbeth “Beth” V. West has joined the Board of Directors of the non-profit organization Hope Cooperative. Hope Cooperative (formerly TLCS), provides mental health and supportive housing services for Sacramento County residents with mental health challenges,

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Attorney Beth West Testifies Before the California Legislature

Weintraub Tobin Shareholder, Beth West, shared her expertise and testified before the California Legislature’s Subcommittee on Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response on February 15, 2018. The hearing focused on the legal issues surrounding sexual harassment and Ms.

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Neutral Services: We Help You Connect the Pieces

The Labor & Employment attorneys at Weintraub Tobin can help you avoid expensive and protracted litigation. We specialize in: Training supervisors on various workplace issues, including preventing harassment, discrimination, and retaliation;

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Neutral Services: Workplace Investigations

The Labor & Employment attorneys at Weintraub Tobin specialize in conducting independent investigations into complaints of misconduct in the workplace. At Weintraub Tobin, we take pride in the top-notch investigations conducted by our experienced group of attorney-investigators. 

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Neutral Services: Training

The Labor & Employment attorneys at Weintraub Tobin specialize in training supervisors on various workplace issues, including preventing harassment, discrimination, and retaliation; workplace health and safety; and managing leave laws.  For more information,

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Now Available! Weintraub Tobin’s 2017 Labor and Employment Seminar and Training Schedule

Weintraub Tobin’s 2016 Labor and Employment Seminar and Training schedule is now available. Click here for a copy of the schedule. If you have any questions on any of our seminars or would like to inquire on private,

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Vida L. Thomas to speak at SJSHRM event in 2017

Vida Thomas will be speaking at San Joaquin Society for Human Resources Management’s Employment Legislative Update 2017  on Wednesday, January 11, 2017.   For more information on this seminar, please visit http://www.sjhra.org/event/employment-legislative-update-2017-half-day-seminar/.   

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Neutral Services: We Help You Connect The Pieces

The Labor & Employment attorneys at Weintraub Tobin can help you avoid expensive and protracted litigation. We specialize in: Training supervisors on various workplace issues, including preventing harassment, discrimination, and retaliation;

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EEOC Issues Proposed Guidance On National Origin Discrimination

By: Vida L. Thomas On June 2, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) released a proposed guidance on national origin discrimination under Title VII, and is seeking public input.  Title VII prohibits employment discrimination against applicants and employees because of their national origin,

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Vida Thomas Mentioned in Comstock’s Magazine Article, The Macro Problems Caused by Microaggression

Weintraub Tobin’s own Vida Thomas was recently mentioned in an article by Comstock’s Magazine. The article, titled “The Macro Problems Caused by Microaggression“ by Steven Yoder, deals with the implications of bias in the workplace.

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Neutral Services: We Help You Connect the Pieces

The Labor & Employment attorneys at Weintraub Tobin can help you avoid expensive and protracted litigation. We specialize in: Training supervisors on various workplace issues, including preventing harassment, discrimination, and retaliation;

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Now Available! Weintraub Tobin’s 2017 Labor and Employment Seminar and Training Schedule

Weintraub Tobin’s 2016 Labor and Employment Seminar and Training schedule is now available. Click here for a copy of the schedule. If you have any questions on any of our seminars or would like to inquire on private,

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7th Circuit To Revisit Title VII Sexual Orientation Discrimination Ruling

By Vida L. Thomas On October 11, 2016, the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals granted en banc (by the full court) review in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College. This rare move means that the entire Seventh Circuit court will reconsider its previous decision,

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Neutral Services: We Help You Connect The Pieces

The Labor & Employment attorneys at Weintraub Tobin can help you avoid expensive and protracted litigation. We specialize in: Training supervisors on various workplace issues, including preventing harassment, discrimination, and retaliation;

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OSHA Penalties For Health & Safety Violations Are Going Way Up Starting August 1, 2016

In November 2015, Congress enacted legislation requiring federal agencies to adjust their civil penalties to account for inflation. The Department of Labor (DOL) adjusted penalties for its agencies, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

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EEOC Issues Proposed Guidance On National Origin Discrimination

By: Vida L. Thomas On June 2, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) released a proposed guidance on national origin discrimination under Title VII, and is seeking public input.  Title VII prohibits employment discrimination against applicants and employees because of their national origin,

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The EEOC Special Task Force Issues Its Report on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace and Finds that “We Have Come Far But Still Have Far To Go”

The EEOC Special Task Force (“Task Force”) has spent the last 18 months examining the myriad and complex issues associated with harassment in the workplace. Thirty years after the U.S. Supreme Court held in the landmark case of Meritor Savings Bank v.

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OFCCP Issues New Rule Regarding Sex Discrimination For Federal Contractors

On June 14, 2016, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced publication of a Final Rule in the Federal Register that sets forth the requirements that covered contractors must meet under the provisions of Executive Order 11246 prohibiting sex discrimination in employment.

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